Qigong healing, an ancient form of energy healing, is known to have originally been developed by Taoist monks in China, but is now increasing in popularity in Western civilization, including the United States. There are thousands of variations of medical qigong for different purposes, as more than 200 million people practice 10,000 styles of Qigong.
Qigong as a Healing Agent
The four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine are acupuncture, herbal medicine, qigong, and medical massage. Qigong combines meditation with slow, simple movements and breathing for enhanced healing.
It is thought that through Qigong and Tai Chi movements, you can direct the flow of your body’s energy to cure disease, increase strength and endurance, and enhance spirituality. It is also believed that Qigong can slow down or actually reverse the aging process.
Doctors in China and America now apply medical Qigong in hospitals and clinics to treat a variety of ailments and diseases–from cancer to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and more. Medical Qigong has also been successful reducing or eliminating side effects from chemotherapy and radiation in some cancer patients. It has also been proven helpful in treating chronic disorders of the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems, and in reducing chronic pain.
Proven Benefits of Qigong
Regular qigong practice has been medically proven to cure and prevent illness in worldwide studies. Qigong is also being tested as an anti-aging technique. Qigong practitioners are known to look decades younger than others their age.
As with meditation, martial arts, and many forms of therapy including sound therapy, the greatest benefits from Qigong will be achieved over time-with consistent and ongoing practice. You might notice positive results after your first session, or you might not realize any benefits until after several sessions.
The positive results most people feel from Qigong are:
- increased energy
- heightened mental clarity
- spiritual connectedness.
Qigong offers so many proven physical and mental well-being benefits, it is worth trying for everyone.